Wellness & Vaccinations

Keeping your pet happy and healthy for as many years as possible is a goal that the team at Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills shares with you. It starts with a solid foundation of wellness care, and we believe that by placing a strong emphasis on this, we have the best chance of helping every animal with whom we work the opportunity at a long, healthy life.

Why is wellness care so important?

Wellness care involves routine visits to the vet regardless of health status. These checkups – typically once or twice a year – include a physical exam, health screenings, and preventative care. When we are able to stay on top of your pet’s ongoing health, we are better able to ward off illness and detect health concerns early, before they can progress and worsen. The result is a happier, healthier companion who will enjoy many years by your side.

What is involved in a wellness visit?

Similar to the annual checkups you have with your own doctor, wellness visits involve a number of things that help us to gather a clear and accurate picture of your pet’s overall health. We’ll examine your pet from nose to tail, looking for any signs of a potential medical concern. We’ll also use the information we gather in your pet’s health profile to measure and monitor any changes that occur over the years.

A typical wellness visit will include all of the following:

  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Individualized vaccination plan
  • Parasite testing and prevention
  • Nutrition and weight check

We may also recommend certain diagnostic tests, which can help us further evaluate your pet’s health. At various intervals during your pet’s lifetime, other topics will come up during wellness visits, such as spay/neuter procedures, microchipping, adult health maintenance, senior care, and more. Our wellness services are designed to support your pet through every life stage, ensuring that he or she will receive the most precise and effective care available with each visit.

Bonding time…

Perhaps one of the most important components of wellness care is the opportunity these regular visits provide for all of us to get to know one another better. We believe that a strong relationship based on respect and trust is what makes delivering exceptional care and service possible. The more we come to know you and understand your pet’s unique needs, the better level of care we will be able to deliver, year after year.

Let’s work together to provide your loved one with a lifetime of health and wellness.

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    • Donna BrodskyDonna Brodsky

      Brought PeeWee, who lost use of his back legs, in today for the first time and were treated with calm and care. I love the Eastern approach and we all have high hopes that acupuncture, laser treatment, and some herbs will fix the hitch in his giddyup and restore his youthful step again. Fingers crossed.

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    • Melissa RisdonMelissa Risdon

      I LOVE the Veterinary Healing Center of EDH!! They were the kindest most loving staff with my elder dog Lexi who passed away 2.5 years ago. They were emotional supportive and Dr. McKerney was so loving with Lexi and me. She even called a month after Lexi passed to see how I was. They remember who you and your dog when you run into them outside of the office. I just got a new puppy and there is no other veterinary center I would want to take my little precious fur baby too! Thank you for making her first exam easy for her 💜🐶

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    • Tami Chivan BlancTami Chivan Blanc

      The staff is wonderful with my baby Gizmo. He can be a challenge at the vet but they take good care of him. I really feel like they care for the animals they see there. It means a lot to me to not feel like my cat is just a # but seen as a member of my family.

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    • Chris DanleyChris Danley

      Dr Cahoon is a dedicated and skilled Vet who has cared for our Labrador for over 10 years. He is serious about finding solutions to problems and illnesses and has been very direct and honest about issues we have experienced. We love our dog as family though every few years he tries to kill himself in various ways and Dr Cahoon and the Veterinary Healing center has been there for us. For that we are very appreciative.

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    • Shirley Bill MurrayShirley Bill Murray

      We were so pleased that you got Baby in to see you so quickly. Thank you for your caring for our pet. Dr. McKerney is the best.

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    • Linda PelochinoLinda Pelochino

      Our dog Mucho was in intense pain last Christmas and having trouble walking. After a few weeks of rest and pain medication Dr Cahoon began treating him with laser and acupuncture therapy along with Chinese herbs. We are happy to report Mucho is now a happy active fellow. As we continue with his therapy, we are very grateful for this wonderful veterinary clinic.

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    • Stephanie JonesStephanie Jones

      This place is full of the kindest, most compassionate people. Dr Mckerney is Zoey’s favorite and she has gone above and beyond to always give Zoey the best care. Even while Zoey is hospitalized, Dr Mckerney and the staff have checked on her regularly. It means the world to us 💜💜💜

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